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Okung done for the year with torn pectoral muscle

Post by Eric Williams on Dec. 2, 2011 at 5:10 pm with 8 Comments »
December 2, 2011 5:10 pm

The Seattle Seahawks confirmed an earlier report buy ESPN’s Adam Schefter that an MRI test concluded that offensive tackle Russell Okung has a torn pectoral muscle on the right side of his body, ending his season.

Torn pectoral muscles generally require surgery and a four-to-six month recovery period.

So three-fifths of Seattle starting offensive line is now done for the year, with rookies James Carpenter and John Moffitt being placed on the season-ending injured reserve with knee injuries earlier this season.

Seattle head coach Pete Carroll said that Paul McQuistan is a possibility to move over and play left tackle, with Lemuel Jeanpierre filling in at right guard, but the team also will consider other options.

This is the second straight season that Okung has missed time because of injuries. Okung missed six games total last year because of high ankle sprains on his right and left leg, and also suffered an ankle injury during the preseason this year.

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  1. seahawk44 says:

    4 to 6 months recovery after surgery ? Even if he has the surgery tomorrow, it will be early June at 6 months.

    I am a very positive fan that believed the team could run the table and get the 6th seed at 9-7. I do not believe that can happen now. Okung is vital to every play the offense runs and was playing his best football. The team is down to NO depth now for the final 4 games if something else happens to one of the o-linemen.

    This truly pisses me off. Okung was just following through on his blocking assignment away from the play, and a frustrated defensive player does a blatant wrestling move on him while the officials are not looking. After that happened, I would have liked to see the entire O-Line run a play and ALL squash block Cole! Did anybody on the team see it happen and retaliate in any way? I hope the Eagles are on the schedule next season.

  2. JustaHawksGirl says:

    This is an injury that I cannot put on Okung. He may have had an ankle sprain in the pre-season but he has done an outstanding job this year, and could have likely finished it out without the blatant move from Cole. Actually am proud of him for wanting to go after Cole after the game, torn pec and all. Love the attitude!

    I agree with seahawk44 the whole thing p*sses me off. We noticed Okung being thrown to the ground and the camera promptly moving away from it. Followed by no call (big surprise there). Cole had better be fined big time for this.

    I was really looking forward to seeing Okung handle Peppers again too…damn.

  3. smokey984 says:

    gotta love a multi million dollar athlete whos always hurt…

  4. GeorgiaHawk says:

    Well said-seahawk44 and JustaHawksgirl!

  5. JustaHawksGirl says:

    Smokey984 do you seriously know what you are talking about? Okung didn’t tear his pec while blocking. He was hurt by a dirty player throwing him to the ground while holding his arm. How much money he makes has nothing to do with it. He has been worth every penny this season as far as I am concerned.

    If you are a Hawks fan you should be wishing him a speedy recovery because he has shown a lot this year.

  6. smokey – if someone shot Trent Cole would that make him injury prone?

  7. A cheap shot from a punk does not make one injury prone. It’s really too bad that common sense alludes some fools as much as it does.

  8. The positives are that this line looks to be a strength moving into 2012:

    LT Okung
    LG Gallery (with former #1 pick Carpenter as an understudy as he recovers)
    C Unger
    RG Moffitt (with some quality depth)
    RT Maybe he’s on our roster and we won’t need to go here in FA or the draft.

    No matter what, I’m more confident in our offensive line moving forward than I have been in any individual season in over a half decade.

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